This is a 2020 remix of my electronic ambient/hard trance medley from 1999: “The Fall / The River” that originally appeared in the album “Psychic*: Belief” (2000). This new rendition has a 1980s/1990s nostalgia style mixed with a modern sound and feel, suitable for the retro and epic movie-like feel of the game. I’ve always loved classical music and you can probably hear the influence and the way it combines in my electronic, ambient and trance songs too.
The song image cover depicts a flying alien plant from outer space. I see the eerie voice at the beginning (first heard at 0:11) and through the song as the sounds of a robotic eagle flying through an underworld metal and concrete labyrinth, trying to find its way back to the surface. Finally, the Sun starts to reflect from it’s metallic feathers…
As of 2020, I’m working on many projects, my own music, retro computer games (f.ex. a fantasy platform adventure!) and a rare book about my grandmother’s childhood in the 1930s Caribbean as an utopian settler. More about these later. Feel free to contact and mail!
*Psychic of Synchronic was my music artist name in the 1990s and early 2000s.
This is a non-commercial unofficial mix made out of appreciation, love and inspiration.
Original song composed by Paul J. Smith and Leigh Harline, based on Frank Churchill‘s One Song.
No copyright infringement intended. Original music and composing belong to the copyright-holder(s).
This song was on my Narcosis the Cat Meets the Flapsticks comic book album’s (2010) music CD as When It Is Raining from My Paws. The CD companion featured ambient, avantgarde and psychedelic music to be listened to while merging into the comic book fantasy world.
Part 1: When Reality Comes Along
Part 2: Did It Come to You
` ` When it is calm reality comes along; then you can hear me calling true… Long time ago since I left everything where it was, still now it is raining from my arms; for the first time in world – it makes all come to life. ´ ´
The title and the theme of this song derives and was inspired from the penguin short story in the Disney film The Three Caballeros (1944). I saw it first time on a VHS in the 1980s and got it as a gift one memorable Christmas. The animated short tells the story of a penguin living in the South Pole. He doesn’t appreciate the cold conditions at all and dreams of sun, warmth and palm trees. I totally relate to that :).
Also, the title refers to the cyber punk science fiction novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) by Philip K. Dick, which the movie Blade Runner (1982) was based on.
Hope you enjoy this trance of the past! More to come, stay tuned.
There will be over two hours of classical symphonic, ambient, dark ambient, electronic, trance and experimental music for the two Soulweaver: Requiem for Earth Soundtracks. They will be available on CD and as downloadable MP3.
Summer Island refers to the islands of Tammisaari (“Oak Island”, Ekenäs in Swedish) that is a very dear city to me here in the south of Finland. I’ve also lived there for over a year. My favorite and most beautiful forests are in Tammisaari. A few years ago I once swam to a near-by island there in the summer. At the half way I realized my energy was very limited and I didn’t have any water with me.
With the energy I had left in me I made it to the rocky shore of the island and had an experience of “an evolutionary flashback” — I felt how a fish came to the solid ground for the first time ever and its fins growing to legs. It felt like seeing and remembering millions of years back in a few seconds.
I studied the island. There is this old symmetrical tree with two big branches in a V-shape. I’ve picked this tree and the island as inspiration for The Blue Forest of Wish to appear in my Springbringer graphic novel. The actual tree is also featured in winter-time on the Soulweaver film, with the moonlight shining in the middle.
In the impromptu summer extreme swim when I left the island I noticed a group of sheep watching me. It felt like a bizarre scene from an art house film because I hadn’t noticed them upon my arrival.
Fortunately I made it back from the isle. And have carried water with me ever since.